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Ski Schools in Les Deux Alpes

Learn to ski in Les Deux Alpes


The French ski resort Les Deux Alpes is located in the department of Isère and is a 1h car ride away from Grenoble and 2.5h away from Lyon. Les Deux Alpes, “The Two Alps” in English, is, as the name suggests, the point where the Northern and Southern Alps meet. Les Deux Alpes also happens to lie in the Massif des Écrins mountains which makes the surrounding mountainous landscape even more beautiful. The best way to enjoy the breathtaking view is on the so-called Belvédère des Écrins, a suspended aerial footbridge on the Dôme du Puy Salié (3421m). What is more, Les Deux Alpes is where you’ll find Europe’s biggest skiable glacier: the Mantel glacier, also called Mont-de-Lans glacier.

In Les Deux Alpes, vacationists can ski on the Jandri (3288m), the Tête du Diable (2868m) and the Tête Moute (2813m). Two-thirds of the resort’s slopes are green or blue which makes Les Deux Alpes the perfect destination for beginners. In fact, 5 ski lifts can take skiers from the valley to very easy slopes – the use of these lifts is free of charge.

Beginners of all ages can make their first steps into the world of skiing here. All ski schools in Les Deux Alpes usually split their students into groups of maximum 10 participants and see that all groups are homogenous, meaning that participants of each group have a similar age and skill level. The schools distinguish between kids’ lessons and lessons for teens and adults. This homogeneity makes it possible for every participant to feel comfortable and thus to easily learn the snowplough technique on green and blue slopes.

The meeting point for group lessons is right at the bottom of the pistes, near the Coolidge ski lifts, or at the ESI kids’ area. Most of the ski schools in Les Deux Alpes tell their students to be at the meeting point 10 or 15min prior to the lesson’s start.

Kids aged 4 and older can also hop on their skis, slide on the snow and learn new things. Children between the ages of 4 and 5 always make their first steps in the kids’ area used by all ski schools in Les Deux Alpes. This closed, safe and playful space is adapted to the children’s needs and offer them the best conditions for leaving their first traces in the snow. Experienced instructors, and sometimes also funny mascots, are by their side to make sure they progress safely. Instructors take older kids, aged 6 to 13, to the resort’s slopes most adequate for their level and progression.

While the ski schools in Les Deux Alpes offer ideal conditions for beginners, experienced skiers can have just as much fun. They can, for example, take up a challenge in the Freestyle Land situated on the Toura (2600m) or simply explore the resort’s red and black slopes on the Fée mountain (2200m). Vallons de la Selle is also a great playground for off-piste skiing. Some ski schools in Les Deux Alpes even offer freeride group lessons that take place there.

The best ski schools in Les Deux Alpes


ESI St Christophe: The team working at this school, founded in 1986, is particularly welcoming and offers high-quality lessons.

European Ski School: This ski school was founded in 1993 and is the very first French ski school to have been recognised by the British Association of Snowsports Instructors (BASI).

That’s special about ski lessons in Les Deux Alpes


The Mantel glacier has an altitude of over 3000m which makes summer skiing possible. What is more, even skiers with only little experience can ski on the glacier as blue slopes lead from the very top all the way down to the valley.

The ski schools in Les Deux Alpes always welcome their students with open arms. The schools do their best to offer perfect conditions which is why the lessons are offered in English, French, Dutch, Italian and Spanish.

FAQs

How do we find a suitable activity?

In every ski resort you will find an overview of all available offers. On the left side you have filters to quickly find the right offer. For example, you can search specifically for beginner ski courses for children in groups.

How do we find offers for our desired date?

Under the menu item "Select course date" in the upper left corner of the page you can select a desired start date. At the top of the search results you will find the offers for the desired start date. Below follow offers in a similar period.

How do we find group lessons or private instructors?

Group courses are marked with "Group". You can search specifically for group courses by selecting the "Group" filter under the "Category" menu item. Private teachers are marked with the inscription "Private". You can search for private teachers by selecting the "Private" filter under the "Category" menu item.

How do we find offers in our language?

Under the menu item "Language" you can select a desired language. Afterwards only offers will be shown where this language is available.

When should we book?

During the holiday weeks, ski and snowboard courses are usually fully booked. In order to make sure that there is still a place available in the desired ski or snowboard course, the motto is: the sooner the better.

How do we find our appropriate experience level?

Next to the menu item "Experience level" you will find a description of the individual experience levels. If you're still not sure, you don't need to worry. Simply choose the experience level that best suits your abilities. Before the first lesson of a group course, ski schools will assess your abilities so that you can be placed in the right group. In any case, private instructors will take your abilities into account on an individual basis.

How do we find offers including equipment?

All offers including equipment are marked with the inscription "Ski rental included". If you find the inscription "Ski rental optional" you can book the equipment for this offer. You will find offers including equipment faster if you select the filter "Ski rental including" under the menu item "Popular options". Depending on the provider, an offer including equipment contains: skis, ski poles, ski boots and helmet. You will find a detailed list of the included rental items in the respective offer description.

There is no offer including equipment, where can we alternatively rent equipment?

In a ski resort there is almost without exception the possibility to rent winter sports equipment. If you book via CheckYeti, you will receive discounts from our partner Skiset, where you can conveniently reserve your equipment online.

How many participants are usually in a group?

This depends on the ski school. Some ski schools have a maximum number of participants per group. You can find this information in the descriptions of the offers.

At what age can children ski or snowboard?

There is no fixed age limit here. Supported by specially trained children's ski instructors, children can already learn to ski playfully at kindergarten age. Depending on the children's level of motoric and social development, the ideal starting age is between 4 and 5 years. Occasionally there are children who can already learn to ski at the age of 3 1/2 years.

How many days should the lessons last for our children?

During the holiday weeks, children's ski courses for beginners usually start on Sunday or Monday. The program is designed in such a way that the best learning results are achieved when your children take part in the ski course throughout the week. So they don't miss the final event (race, etc.) and experience a great week with their group. For advanced children the learning success usually kicks in on the third day.

Is it better to put our child in a group lesson or a private tuition?

The group lessons are generally recommended for beginners. Learning together with peers is more fun. The children are not constantly in the focus and have the possibility to catch their breath between the individual exercises, while the other children are on it. In order not to underchallenge highly talented children, a private ski instructor is recommended.

Can we join our child with a private instructor?

Yes, that's possible. Some providers even offer special family offers. Otherwise, you can simply book a private instructor for children or adults and inform the ski school after booking that you would like to go together.